mutawa mutawa

Definition(s):

  • (n) religious police in Saudi Arabia whose duty is to ensure strict adherence to established codes of conduct; offenders may be detained indefinitely; foreigners are not excluded

Usage(s):

  1. That wasn't good enough for the mutawa, the vigilantes who enforce Muslim religious laws against impiety and immodesty.
  2. And the mutawa, the religious police, gained greater influence.

Quotes

  • "After my speech in Cairo, he [Mutawa] had a similar idea," Obama said Monday. "So in his comic books, Superman and Batman reached out to their Muslim counterparts. And I hear they are making progress."
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

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